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Record Number: 7396


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Once in each week we were required to commit to memory a rather large portion of "The Assembly's Catechism": this for a time gave me some trouble, which put me upon making several experiments in order to see whether I could not lessen it. After a failure or two, I hit upon a plan which fully answered my purpose: the time for repeating this lesson was Saturday morning...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1802 and 31 Dec 1810

Country:

England

Time

morning: Saturday mornings

Place:

other location: School

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Carter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Jul 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Son of soldier

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

School boys and teachers.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

The Assembly's Catechism

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (institution library)
School copy


Source Information:

Record ID:

7396

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carter

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Memoirs of a Working Man

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1845

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 56, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7396, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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